Published: 2016-05-02 23:04:00
Updated: 2016-05-03 06:08:35
Posted May 2
Updated May 3
A line of heavier storms sprouting lightning and strong winds blew through Fayetteville and Goldsboro in the early morning hours, but the lighter rain left around the Triangle doesn't yet spell the end of the precipitation.
"Elsewhere, we're seeing patchy, lighter rain," said WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner. "But we're certainly not finished with this by any means. We could have these stronger storms developing at any point through the morning."
The storms will begin to relent around 8 or 9 a.m., Gardner said, which could reveal patches of lunchtime sun. Another round of storms blowing in from the west will soak the evening, mimicking Monday's pattern when quarter-sized hail peppered the region.
As the day heats up Tuesday, with temperatures in the upper 70s and low 80s, another front will approach the area, allowing for thunderstorms and showers to pop up across the Triangle.
The storms could once again come with damaging winds and large hail.
That front will stall at the coast, leaving the chance for rain and a stray thunderstorm in the forecast for Wednesday.
Temperatures will be significantly cooler on Thursday and Friday before rising into the upper 70s on Saturday and nearly reaching 90 degrees by the start of the next week.